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Fake News Alerts

We believe it's time for investors to look closer at some common concerns and possible misconceptions about this asset class. Our “Fake News” blog will run over a 3 month period and is produced fortnightly by the Aberdeen EMD team.

Fake News Alert: "The Finale"

Fake News Alert: "The Finale"

By Kevin Daly, Senior Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Date: 19/09/2017

Welcome to the final edition of the Emerging Market Debt (EMD) team's Fake News series. We thought we'd wrap it up by re-capping the story thus far before giving US President Donald Trump some airtime and exposing the truth behind passive strategies in EMD.

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Fake news alert: “China - the debt bubble’s bursting”

Fake news alert: “China - the debt bubble’s bursting”

By Kenneth Akintewe, Senior Fixed Income Manager

Date: 05/09/2017

Of all the consensus views that are pervasive in the market, negative opinions with respect to China’s economy and market are probably some of the most entrenched. Capital is allegedly bleeding out of the nation, draining currency reserves and dragging the renminbi down as it does. But while there have been outflows and the currency has readjusted, the effects are often overblown.

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Fake News Alert: “Kenya hasn’t changed”

Fake News Alert: “Kenya hasn’t changed”

By Kevin Daly, Senior Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Date: 22/08/2017 Tension was high in the wake of the Kenyan presidential election. President Uhuru Kenyatta won with 54.2% of the vote (on a turnout of 8.2million votes) versus 44.9% for opposition leader Raila Odinga. However, in what was a shock to markets, the Supreme Court later ruled that the result was “invalid, null and void” as it had not been conducted in accordance with the constitution. Read the full post here >
Fake News Alert: “US sanctions on Russia sends economy into crisis”

Fake News Alert: “US sanctions on Russia sends economy into crisis”

By Brett Diment, Head of Global Emerging Market Debt

Date: 08/08/2017

President Vladimir Putin is the world’s enemy. He wants to go to war with the US, and recent sanctions are making that even more likely. He meddled in the US elections to help Donald Trump beat Hilary Clinton. But how much truth is behind the headlines we read?

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Fake News Alert: “EMD: Brazil's buckling"

Fake News Alert: “EMD: Brazil's buckling"

By Viktor Szabo, Senior Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Date: 25/07/2017

Brazil. It’s just another South American nation that’s facing political troubles, according to the headlines at least. But take a look behind the political parody and you’ll find a surprising number of positive stories that merit more attention.

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Fake News Alert: “Emerging Market Debt is too risky”

Fake News Alert: “Emerging Market Debt is too risky”

By Kevin Daly, Senior Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Date: 10/07/2017

Financial publications have often highlighted the negative aspects of investing in emerging markets, which plays on the fears of risk adverse investors.

The reality is that emerging markets is one of the few areas where investors can find yield with low default risk.

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Risk warning:

Risk warning

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and your clients may get back less than the amount invested.

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